Summary of Kagoshima Prefecture
Capital City: Kagoshima
Population in 2010 (thousands):1,706
Area (square km): 9,189
1000 yen silver coin
(Obverse design: Jōmonsugi Cedar Tree, Mt. Nagatadake, and Yakushima Rhododendron in Yakushima Island)
Jōmonsugi Cedar Tree: Jōmonsugi Cedar Tree is known as the oldest Yakusugi cryptomeria tree with the height of 25.3m and is estimated to be between 2,170 years old and 7,200 years old. The tree’s name is said to come from the Jōmon period of Japanese prehistory because it is a survivor of the Jōmon period dating back to about 16,500 years ago.
Mt. Nagatadake: One of the high mountains called Okudake centrally-located in Yakushima Island. The height above sea level is 1,886m. Many granite rocks are exposed by erosion around the top of the mountain, and it formed an unique landscape with the mountain ridge like a folding screen.
Yakushima Rhododendron:An evergreen low tree with the height of 2 to 3 m living in the area over 1,200 m above sea level. One of the indigenous species of Yakushima Island. 5 to12 blossoms of sanguine or pink color bloom on every tip of the branches from late May to early June every year.
500 yen bi–color clad coin
(Obverse design: Mt. Sakurajima)
Mt. Sakurajima: Mt. Sakurajima is a volcanic island with about 12 km from east to west and about 10 km from north to south in Kinkowan Bay. It used to be a literally island, but after the eruption in 1914, it connected with the peninsula. Mt. Sakurajima is an active volcano and the fuming Mt. Sakurajima is difinitely one of the most famous landscape of Kagoshima prefecture.
Coin Sets contain Kagoshima Coin
1000 yen silver proof coin, "simple version"
1000 yen silver proof with five 80 yen stamps, "deluxe version"
500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin, "Proof Version"
500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"
500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin with five 80 yen stamps, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"
500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin 7 Prefectures (Miyagi, Hiroshima, Gunma, Okayama, Shizuoka, Yamanashi and Kagoshima) Set, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"